CODE  57194 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2023/2024 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  FIS/01 
LANGUAGE  Italian 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  1° Semester 
MODULES  Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
AIMS AND CONTENT
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Acquisition and understanding of the fundamental concepts of electromagnetism and knowledge of the basic elements of electromagnetism in vacuum and in materials. Increased learning and synthesis skills.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The module aims to provide the fundamental concepts of electromagnetism in vacuum and a first introduction to electromagnetic waves.
At the end of the module, the student will be able to i) understand the origin of electric and magnetic fields and know their properties; ii) extend the concepts acquired in mechanics to situations involving forces and energies of an electromagnetic nature; iii) solve simple exercises on electric and magnetic fields and direct current circuits; iv) describe the properties of a plane electromagnetic wave.
TEACHING METHODS
Traditional lectures; exercises solved by the lecturer with the student participation; laboratory experiments performed by the students in the presence of the teacher, with experiment tracks provided in advance.
Classroom hours: 68
Hours employed in laboratory experiments or other activities: 6
SYLLABUS/CONTENT
Lectures:
Electric charge and electric field
Electric charge. Conductors and insulators. Coulomb’s law. The electric field. Gauss’ law. Electric potential. Capacitance and capacitors. Energy stored in a charged capacitor.
Electric current
Current density. Resistance and resistivity. Ohm’s law. Electric circuits. Kirchhoff's laws. Power in electric circuits. RC circuits.
Magnetic field
Lorentz force. Magnetic force on a currentcarrying wire. BiotSavart law. Force between two parallel currents. Ampère’s law. Magnetic flux. FaradayNeumannLenz’s law. Induced electric field. Inductance. Selfinduction. RL circuits. Energy stored in a magnetic field.
Maxwell equations and electromagnetic waves
AmpèreMaxwell’s law. Displacement current. Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential form. Electromagnetic wave equation. Electromagnetic plane waves.
Laboratory experiments:
DC circuits (Series and parallel connection of resistors; measurement of ohmic and nonohmic IV characteristics)
RC circuits, measurement of the time constant.
RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY
D. Halliday, R. Resnick, J. Walker  Fundamentals of Physics, 10th edition, vol.2  Wiley
Slides and exercises uploaded in Aulaweb
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: At the end of every lesson or on email request
Exam Board
ANNALISA RELINI (President)
LUCA VATTUONE
MARINA PUTTI (President Substitute)
LESSONS
LESSONS START
Lessons start and timetable are available at the link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/
Class schedule
L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.
EXAMS
EXAM DESCRIPTION
The exam includes a written test and an oral test.
The written test consists in solving exercises on the topics covered in the 3rd module. It can be carried out separately, as a partial test, or at the same time as the written test of the 4th module, as a final written test on the overall program.
Students who have received a grade of at least 15/30 in each of the partial tests or in the overall written test are admitted to the oral test.
The oral test is carried out together with that of the 4th module and consists in the discussion of the written test(s) plus two questions on the topics of the course, one for each module. In case that more indepth analysis is required, the number of questions may be increased, either to achieve an excellent mark, or to reach the level required to pass the exam.
ASSESSMENT METHODS
The written test will evaluate the ability to: i) interpret the text of the proposed exercise and outline the problem; ii) identify the physical laws involved and the related equations to be applied; iii) quantitatively solve the exercise; iv) assess whether the numerical result obtained makes sense.
To evaluate the written test, the following parameters will be taken into account: the correct setting of the solution of the exercise, the correctness of the literal solution obtained, the congruence of the numerical solution obtained.
The oral exam will ascertain the ability to: i) present the requested topic with language properties; ii) describe simple applications of the physical laws under consideration.
To evaluate the oral exam, the following parameters will be taken into account: the level of understanding of the topic, the quality of the presentation, the correct use of technical terminology, the capacity for critical reasoning.
Exam schedule
Data  Ora  Luogo  Degree type  Note 

23/01/2024  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  
15/02/2024  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  
13/06/2024  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  
15/07/2024  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  
12/09/2024  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto 